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I Must Be Seeing Things !! ….

A photograph of The Moon Coin book showing Fiction Books name in print

I can’t believe what I am seeing, my name in print, in an actual book!

I have just received a lovely email from the author of the ‘Moon Realm’ series, Richard Due.

The purpose of the email was twofold ..  To let me know that the first book in the series, ‘The Moon Coin’, is now available as a paperback book, as well as its original e-book format and to show me that Fiction Books features, along with some of my fellow bloggers, in the testamonials for the book, right there, on the first page!

This is certainly exciting for me, as I never even contemplated when I first began blogging, that anyone would consider my thoughts and views about a book to be worthy of a second glance, let alone that any author might consider my remarks notable enough to actually commit them to print.

For Richard, seeing his book as a physical entity, which he could touch and feel, must have been quite a moment, especially with all the alluring illustrations it contains, so beautifully penned by talented illustrator, Carolyn Arcabascio. I am almost certain that ‘The Moon Coin’ is just one of those books which is going to have so much more appeal as a printed copy, to be treasured and read again and again, by children and adults of all ages!

I love the new and updated cover art too!


For Lily and Jasper Winter, the Moon Realm began with a single secret bedtime tale. As the children grew older, Uncle Ebb enthralled them with thrilling tales of the Dragondain riding horse-sized, catlike Rinn; mysterious tales of peerin-wielding lunamancers manipulating the magic that lies just beneath the surface of reality; exciting tales of flying dragons, swimming merfolk, stomping giants, and troublesome faeries. But as the magic of their childhood faded, so too did the tales. Eventually, they were just . . . good stories.

Or were they?

Now, nine years after it all began, Uncle Ebb is missing.

Lily and Jasper search for clues, but their uncle’s mansion is full of distractions. A Tesla generator thrums in the basement. Prismatic electrimals flit around walls resembling underwater reefs. Then a most unexpected friend comes to their aid, leading them to a hidden room where they find a mysterious coin—the moon coin. Before the night is out, Lily is transported to the real Moon Realm. But the moons are in trouble. The Rinn of Barreth are under siege, and the lunamancers of Dain are beset by the very dragons they once loved. Most horrifying of all, the moon Darwyth has fallen to a villain named Wrengfoul, whose creeping evil now threatens to overshadow all the Realm.

Are Lily and Jasper too late to save the Moon Realm, or will they have enough time to write an ending of their own?


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Naida,

      Thanks! I have to admit that I was astounded when Richard contacted me, to check that it was okay for him to take some words from my review, as a testamonial. I had never considered the possibility that anything I could say about a book, would be worthy of committing to print.

      ‘The Moon Coin’, is ostensibly in the genre YA fantasy, however I am certain that any fantasy loving adult would be just as enthralled by it.

      Richard has just been back in contact, as the second book in ‘The Moon Realm’ series, ‘The Dragondain’, is now out in ebook …. so watch this space for more details coming soon!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy your weekend.


    • Thanks Mary,

      I really was stunned when Richard got in touch to let me know what he had in mind, probably along with all my fellow bloggers, who feature on the page.

    • Hi Cath,

      I must say, that for once I was speechless and Dave will tell you, that doesn’t happen very often!

      Richard had emailed me some time ago, to say that he was condsidering which extracts from reviews, to use in the printed version of ‘The Moon Coin’ and would I be in agreement for some of my words to be used, if he decided that I should be one of the contributors.

      I said, yes, without even really giving it a second thought, assuming that it would never happen and that he would find many more eminently suitable reviews to use.

      Imagine my surprise when the email arrived, complete with the link to the picture above, saying that he thought that I might like to see my name in print!

      It is so satisfying when authors consider the bloggers and review sites, who work tirelessly to get the word out there about some of the great new finds in the book world.

      Thanks for the lovely comments, they made me smile as much as Richard’s recognition did.

      Make the most of this ‘Indian Summer’ weekend.

    • Hi Tracy,

      Thanks for the kind words.

      I didn’t write the post to ‘blow my own trumpet’, I really am just so chuffed … both to actually see my name in print and that an author deemed my comments worthy of including in the first place. Seeing the comments up on Richard’s website was enough to get me excited!

      I have just taken delivery of the second book in the series, although it may be some time before I can realistically fit it into my schedule.

      Have a lovely weekend, the weather looks as though it is going to hold up nicely.

    • Hi Peggy Ann,

      I keep trying to get to everyone on my blogroll, but the time just seems to slip by so quickly, doesn’t it?

      I already thought we were in touch on Twitter (another misconception obviously), so I am off now to sort out any more links with your site, that need taking care of.

      I am still getting used to the way this new blogging template works, especially as hubbie added loads of ‘plug-ins’ to it. I keep forgetting to do things, then wonder why nothing works! The trials and tribulations of a technophobe!!

      To say that I was pleased to see my name in print is something of an understatement! That was probably a once in a lifetime achievement!

      Thanks for remembering me, I will make the effor to get all the way down my list more often!

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